West London Dyke: Other Projects
2007 West London Dyke Master Plan (Community Amenities)
In 2005, while undertaking the initial stages of a concrete repair program on this section of the dyke, the UTRCA and the City concluded that a significant portion had come to the end of its useful life and needed to be replaced rather than repaired.
There were many design challenges for reconstruction of the dyke and the community was engaged as to potential reconstruction options which also incorporated potential community amenities such as park and river access features. A model plan was developed as a reference for future replacement works. Extensive public consultation and engineering evaluation resulted in a final recommended design for the first phase of dyke replacement.
West London Dyke Flood Control Structure Master Plan (2007)
Appendix A – Technical Background and Public Information Centre Notice
Appendix B – Design Chartette Summary
Appendix C – Response to Issues
WLD Rehabilitation Phase 1
The first phase of the project (July to December, 2007) replaced a 300 metre section of the dyke north from Queens Avenue, adjacent to Labatt Park. The new dyke structure is located entirely within the footprint of the previous dyke and features a near vertical block wall along the river.
Phase 1 was funded by the MNR Water and Erosion Control Infrastructure Program and the City of London. The total cost of the Phase 1 construction project was $3,600,000. The UTRCA acted as project manager. The Phase 1 project was completed in 2008. The City of London Parks Planning Department also completed a smaller Phase 2 project in the vicinity of the Queens Avenue and Dundas Street bridge.